Superconducting proximity effects in ferromagnet/superconductor heterostructures

Chien Te Wu, Oriol T. Valls

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We consider in this paper superconducting proximity effects in clean Ferromagnet/Ferromagnet/Superconductor (F1/F2/S) heterostructures. We make use of a numerical self-consistent solution of the microscopic Bogoliubov-de Gennes equations to investigate the superconducting transition temperatures as a function of the angle a between the magnetizations in the ferromagnetic layers. Unlike in F1/S/F2 trilayers, we find that the superconducting transition temperature is a nonmonotonic function of a.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2173-2175
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2012

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Acknowledgements Funded in part by the US NSF under contract NSF DMR-1136621 and by the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute at the University of Minnesota.


  • Heterostructures
  • Proximity effects
  • Transition temperatures


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